Toy Blocks are monumental in the healthy development of school aged children. Building Blocks are incredibly versatile as well as intriguing to many age groups. Block play allows the kids imaginations to run wild. Here at Teachers' School Supply, we have such a large variety of shapes and sizes of stackable, buildable toy blocks you are sure to find just the building blocks to fit the needs of your classroom.
The learning opportunities presented through block play are truly astounding. Toy blocks can be used to make patterns by shape or color, or be used as units of measure for mathematical benefits & grouping.
Building blocks are also excellent for developing motor skills. Block play encourages much needed eye-hand coordination and visual depth perception. A great way to get your preschoolers involved in block play, is to have them stack soft toy blocks as high as they can and still be able to jump over them. Obstacle courses and mazes made of blocks are also exciting ways to engage children in block play. Knocking down a tower of building blocks can be quite a challenge when children are blind-folded.
Building blocks even have an educational place to be found in the scientific world. Using block play to demonstrate levers and inclined planks helps little scientists to understand physics and natural science.
Toy blocks even have a social and emotional benefit to them by teaching creativity and communication between the children as they play and create masterpieces made of simple toy blocks.